On Saturday, during a soggy Memorial Day Weekend, I drove to Montrose and up a steep, rough road to the Ute trail head on the high rim of the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness Area. This wilderness area surrounds the large canyon of the Gunnison River, downstream from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. I started descending into the Canyon in the middle of the afternoon and reached my camp site on the river after a couple of hours. After setting up camp and exploring a bit, I ate my dinner by the river and watched the many swallows flying after insects just above the water. I saw a large fish jump all the way out of the water. It rained all night, and on the climb back to the rim, the trail was muddy near the top. From the trail head, I hiked along the rim to a high point where I could see a substantial expanse of the wilderness area.